During the Inside Xbox livestream, Microsoft revealed that registration is now open for an upcoming preview of Project xCloud. If you’re unfamiliar, Project xCloud is Microsoft’s new streaming service that lets you play Xbox games like Halo 5 on other devices, such as mobile phones. If you’re eager to give Project xCloud a try, you’ll definitely want to take a few minutes to register for the upcoming beta!
Microsoft now accepting signups for Project xCloud
Registration for the Project xCloud preview is limited to people in the US, UK, and Korea. Additionally, the preview will be for Android devices so if you own an iPhone, it seems you’re out of luck as far as the first beta goes. Titles offered through the preview include Halo 5, Gears 5, and Sea of Thieves. To register, you’ll need to follow this link, then log into your Microsoft account if you’re not already logged in.
After that, you’ll need to fill out a simple form. Questions asked on this form include email address, mobile device make and model, mobile carrier, and your general location. All of this is to determine your eligibility. Again, this preview will be exclusive to Android devices and gamers located in the US, UK, and Korea.
For the mobile carrier question, it was noted during Inside Xbox that Microsoft is working with carriers like T-Mobile, though it’s unclear how these companies have teamed up in regards to Project xCloud. After you submit your registration, you should see a confirmation screen with the following info:
“We will get back to you by no later than mid-October to let you know if you’ve been selected for the initial preview. Please note: we will only be accepting a limited number of participants in the first round and registration does not guarantee selection.”
After hearing about the Project xCloud beta preview, what are your thoughts? Did you register, or are you ineligible based on location or mobile device? Let us know in the comments below, and stay tuned as we’ll be posting updates on the Project xCloud preview as they’re made available!